Pop-up London by Jennie Maize – Review

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See London in all its three dimensional glory with this interactive pop up book by the talented Jennie Maize, with buildings to explore via tabs and flaps, giving readers a real sense of fantastic, quirky, historic and progressive London. Jennie has designed window displays for Harvey Nichols and it is this that has informed her book design; building up a facsimile of something with actual depth and layering as opposed to it being perceived via a two dimensional form. There is such attention to detail with the interiors illustrated on the reverse of the  buildings, marching soldiers at Buckingham Palace, boats actually sailing through Tower Bridge as you physically raise the drawbridges and the inclusion of the relatively recently completed Olympic Park. London is presented as the modern, changing city it actually is- a pleasant change from the often overly nostalgic, backwards looking depictions of one of the World’s great cities.

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